The costume worn by Orlando Bloom in his role as ‘Legolas’ in The Lord of the Rings trilogy is to feature in The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy – The Exhibition at the Science Museum in London.
The dazzling outfit – designed by Kiwi designer Ngila Dickson and featuring the Elf’s famous bow and arrows – is expected to be one of the most popular exhibits.
The family exhibition opens on 16 September – before the eagerly awaited final instalment of the film trilogy and will be the only chance for European fans to explore for themselves the fantastic world created for The Lord of the Rings films.
Although some tickets will be available at the door when the exhibition opens on 16 September, advanced booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.
Visitors will be transported into the world of Middle-earth where they will be met by Frodo and his Hobbit companions, the wizards, the Black Riders, the cultures of Middle-earth and the fearsome warriors – all in the authentic costumes created for the films.
The fascinating exhibition includes:
– Demonstrations of special effects, including the combining of ‘real’ and ‘digital’ action and CGI (computer-generated-image technology)
– A scaling interactive allowing visitors to become Hobbit sized in a scene from The Fellowship of the Ring – and then buy a print of themselves
– A display on prosthetics including Hobbit feet, Orc teeth and the contact lenses used to give the Orcs their unique look
– Giant models including Hobbiton Mill, Treebeard and a cave troll
– An ‘armour corridor’ features twelve complete sets of armour including King Théoden’s from the The Two Towers. Weapons belonging to Arwen, Gandalf, Frodo, and Aragorn are also featured.
The exhibition culminates with a face-to-face encounter with the central icon from the films – the One Ring itself.
Tickets can be pre-booked on 0870 870 4868. The booking line is open from 8.30am-6pm. A booking fee applies.
Monday – Friday: Adults £9.95, Children/Concessions £6.95
Saturday – Sunday: Adults £11.95, Children/Concessions £8.95
For more information visit The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy – The Exhibition media centre at: www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/press/thelordoftherings